We are an edible oil manufacturing company. Certified SQF level 2. We pack oils and do blends of oils. We don't add any additives or flavors or preservatives to our oils. Some of our customers ask for MSDS for the finished products and i'm not sure if it's required or not. Can someone help me with this please?
This is in response to OSHA regulations, it's not about food safety.
What these people want is a Safety Data Sheet (the new name for the MSDS) treating your vegetable oil as a chemical. It is a non-hazardous material, but it is a good idea to have one ready for people who want to know more information on the physical properties, etc. Here is a link to an SDS from Fisher Scientific for a food grade vegetable oil.
This gives you an idea of how to approach writing one, but you need to know the source of your oil, if it has been chemically modified, and all of the physical characteristics for it. Just because it is safe to eat, does not mean than when it is used in a manufacturing setting that it can not cause a hazard. For example, if it is sprayed as a mist, then it is easier for it to catch fire, or if it spills on the floor, it makes the floor slippery which causes a hazard. I suggest that if you are not familiar with the hazards of your product, that you find a service to make an SDS for you.
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